Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Ellianos
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) C-
Memorial Stadium
Stadium
The Gateway Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Columbia County Historical Museum
Museum
Lake City Bowl
Bowling Alley
Regal Cinemas
Cinema
Food and Drink (39) A-
Hardee's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Ed & Barb's Cream Donuts
Fast Food
Ed & Barb's Cream Donuts
Sweets
Halpatter Brewery
Bar
ABC Liquors
Alcohol
Long Branch Saloon
Bar
Sonic
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Krystal
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Captain D's
Fast Food
Hardee's
Fast Food
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Sweets
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (5) F
Nature’s Own
Bakery
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Fifth Generation Farms
Grocery Store
Parks (18) A+
Young's Park
Park
Campbell Park
Park
Lake Montgomery Park
Park
Memorial Park
Park
Isabella Park
Park
Wilson Park
Park
Rotary Children's Playground
Playground
Sally Mae Jerry Memorial Park
Park
Richardson Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Halpatter Park
Park
Annie Mattox Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Southside Sports Complex
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Five Points Park
Park
Alligator Lake Park
Park
Shops (35) D-
Southern Sister's Boutique
Clothing
Fursnishings on Marion
Furniture
Blue Goose Studio
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
S&S
Convenience Store
Buddy's Home Furnishings
Furniture
Flamingo Apparel
Clothing
Furniture Showplace
Furniture
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
PetSmart
Pets
Dollar General
Discount Store
Ashley HomeStore
Furniture
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Amazing Nails
Beauty
Pet Supermarket
Pets
Ross
Department Store
Five Below
Discount Store
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Electronics
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Big Lots
Department Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
JCPenney
Department Store
Maurices
Clothing
Bath & Body Works
Beauty
Chastain Jewelers
Fashion
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Lake City.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Lake City is 88/100 - which is 10% lower than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C

Lake City crime rates are 2,276 per 100k, which is 25% higher than Florida
Property Crime
1,953 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
323 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment F

The median income in Lake City is $40,397 - which is 17% lower than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$40,397
F
Unemployment Rate
3.5%
C+
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Lake City Police Department
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Florida Highway Patrol
Police
Lake City VA Medical Center
Hospital
Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center
Hospital
Aspen Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Columbia County Fire Rescue Station
Ambulance Station
Mercy Medical
Clinic
Columbia County Sheriff's Office - Warrants
Police
Complete Dental of Lake City
Dentist
Lake City Medical Center
Hospital
Suwannee Forestry Center
Fire Station
Dynamic Health Center
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A
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housing A+

Lake City home prices are $117,300 - which is 30% lower than Florida
Home Price
$117,300
F
Home Appreciation Rate
14%
A-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools B+

The Lake City graduation rate is 83% - which is equal to Florida
School Test Scores
59%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
83%
C-
Elementary Schools (25) C-
Vocational/Adult/Community Education
Columbia Virtual Instruction Program (District Provided)
Columbia Virtual Instruction Program
Columbia Virtual Franchise
Pathways Academy
Covenant Community School
Richardson Sixth Grade Academy
Summers Elementary School
Springville Preparatory Academy
Melrose Park Elementary School
Niblack Elementary School
A Plus Learning Academy
Epiphany Catholic School
Five Points Elementary School
Eastside Elementary School
Cambridge Prep Academy
New Generation School
Westside Elementary School
High Schools (16) A+
Residential Services
Columbia Virtual Instruction Program (District Provided)
Columbia Virtual Instruction Program
Columbia Virtual Franchise
Pathways Academy
Covenant Community School
Springville Preparatory Academy
A Plus Learning Academy
Cambridge Prep Academy
Columbia High School
New Generation School
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ratings F

Lake City has an overall rating of 48% from 13 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
D
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Not the Best Place in the World 1.5 rating By Anonymous ( Oct 18, 2020) Caught in between homes, we had to get a room in Lake City for a few months. This is our experience.

The Good
1. The people are warm and sweet for the most part.
2. Hwy 90 has plenty of restaurants and hotels to choose from.

The Bad
1. The NOISE! Trucks are rigged to disturb t
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2. Large populations of stray cats live around the dumpsters (@ Sonny's BBQ), so do the gopher rats (between Days Inn & Holiday Inn Express).

3. Motels are home to rat droppings and roaches NOT cockroaches, the nasty roaches that raid your kitchen.

4. Walmart and surrounding stores are usually low on inventory or have unuseful selections.

5. Did I mention the noise!? Mornings at 6 and evenings at 6 the thoughtful residents of Lake City greet you with the gift of noise with their muffler-less noise parades and races, up and down HWY 90 especially on Saturday nights.

Enjoy your stay.
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How to Enjoy Your Stay in Lake City, FL 3 rating By Anonymous ( May 23, 2018) Lake City has great weather and a wealth of activities that the whole family will love.

Webb's Antique Mall is an interesting shopping experience; you'll find exotic and quirky items that will be a great conversation piece when you feature them as part of your home decor. You
...Read More can also check out Painting With a Twist with family and friends to make pottery or a portrait while spending quality time with loved ones.

If you want to see the natural attractions Lake City has to offer, make sure that a visit to Osceola National Forest is on your list of things to do. You can either walk or drive through the park to look at the exquisite trees and watch the sunset. To end a great evening in the city, check out Halpatter Brewing Company to taste the variety of beers that are brewed locally and get inspiration for pairing these beverages with both casual and gourmet meals. Read Less
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C- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Lake City? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Young's Park
Campbell Park
Lake Montgomery Park
Memorial Park
Isabella Park
Wilson Park
Rotary Children's Playground
Sally Mae Jerry Memorial Park

Entertainment

Memorial Stadium
The Gateway Art Gallery
Columbia County Historical Museum
Lake City Bowl
Regal Cinemas

Food & Drink

Hardee's
Wendy's
Taco Bell
Little Caesars
Burger King
Popeyes
KFC
McDonald's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Lake City? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Lake City.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Lake City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Lake City VA Medical Center
Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center
Lake City Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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